News & Multimedia from 2015

Chevron Whistleblower Videos Prove Oil Giant's Guilt in Ecuador - AGAIN

15 April 2015 | Huffington Post

On April 8th, Amazon Watch released secret videos turned over by a Chevron whistleblower that clearly show company technicians finding extensive oil pollution at well sites in the Amazon that Chevron had previously certified as "remediated". The videos are amazingly damning to Chevron.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes: How U.S. Federal Judge Kaplan Tried to Help Oil Giant Hide Its Corruption in Ecuador

14 April 2015 | The Chevron Pit

The stunning internal Chevron internal videos released last week by VICE and the environmental group Amazon Watch demonstrate the oil company knew of its massive contamination in Ecuador's rainforest and had an elaborate ruse to lie about it in court.     Read more...

Leaked Videos Suggest Chevron Cover-up of Amazon Pollution

10 April 2015 | Al Jazeera America

Videos allegedly leaked by a whistleblower at Chevron Corporation purport to show employees and consultants paid by the energy giant finding petroleum contamination at sites in the Ecuadorean Amazon that the company claimed had been cleaned up years earlier.     Read more...

Current Findings of Chevron's Contamination in Ecuador "Just Scratch the Surface"

9 April 2015 | Huffington Post

"A (Chevron) spokesman told me yesterday that the billions of gallons of waste that was dumped 'wasn't necessarily toxic .... We've done inspections. We've done a deep scientific analysis, and that analysis has shown no harmful impacts from the operations. There just aren't any.'"     Read more...

Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification of Evidence in Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial

9 April 2015 | DeSmogBlog

Chevron has already lost the lawsuit filed against the company by a group of Indigenous villagers and rural Ecuadorians who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, left behind hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste it had dug into the floor of the Amazon rainforest. But new videos released by an anonymous Chevron whistleblower undermine the company’s entire defense in the original suit as well as its RICO counterattack.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes: Video Shows Oil Giant Allegedly Covering Up Amazon Contamination

8 April 2015 | VICE News

Another twist has emerged in a decades-long legal battle pitting residents of Ecuador's Amazon forest and their controversial trial attorney against one of the world's largest energy companies. Environmental advocates released a video today that they describe as evidence of attempts by Chevron to skirt Ecuadoran law and cover up contamination of the Amazon.     Read more...

The Chevron Tapes

Secret videos reveal company hid pollution in Ecuador
8 April 2015 | Eye on the Amazon

In 2011, a mysterious package arrived at our D.C. office. Beat up, rumpled and with no return address, a staffer avoided opening it fearing it may have been a bomb. We could never have guessed that the contents would instead turn out to be a smoking gun in one of the largest and longest-running environmental cases in the world.     Read more...

"Smoking Gun" Video Exposes Chevron's Corruption in the Amazon

The death of the Amazon could mean death for all of us, but companies continue to destroy it.
8 April 2015 |

California-based nonprofit organization Amazon Watch has released a video showing how Chevron has covered up contamination in the Amazon rainforest. In fact, it is being reported the footage, which is a part of a series of "secret tapes," could be "smoking gun evidence" of the oil giant’s corruption in Ecuador.     Read more...

Secret Chevron Arbitration Faces Pressure for Sunlight

8 April 2015 | Courthouse News Service

The Permanent Court of Arbitration should open up this month's hearings in Washington between Chevron and Ecuador to the news media "in the interests of justice," the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said in a letter today.     Read more...

Chevron's Secret Videos Show Company Technicians Finding and Mocking Extensive Oil Contamination in Ecuador Rainforest

"Pre-inspection" videos are further evidence of Chevron's effort to corrupt Ecuador pollution trial
8 April 2015 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Internal Chevron videos of secret “pre-inspections” of well sites during the Ecuador pollution trial show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas of the Amazon rainforest that the oil giant had claimed in various courts had been remediated.     Read more...